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Primitive Camping

Primitive Camping is where a motorized vehicle is not located near or part of the camping experience. Please view the Primitive Camping Guidelines and Ethics. Virtually all State Forest lands are open for primitive camping.

Information about primitive reservoir camping in the Allegheny National Forest (boat to or hike to only, no reservations available)

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  • Allegheny National Forest

    (814) 927-6628 | www.fs.usda.gov/allegheny
    Marienville Ranger Station
    131 Smokey Lane, Marienville, PA 16239

    Hundreds of miles of trails designated for hiking, biking, equestrian, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling and ATVing. Family-fun outdoor recreation including swimming, boating, fishing, hunting,... more info
  • Allegheny River - Tionesta

    Tionesta, PA 160353

    Nationally designated as a Wild & Scenic river offering many recreational opportunities including public access, boating, canoe & kayaking, fishing, wildlife watching and wilderness camping. more info
  • Allegheny River Island Wilderness Area

    (814) 927-6628 | http://fs.usda.gov/attmain/allegheny/specialplaces
    Marienville Ranger Station
    131 Smokey Lane, Marienville, PA 16239

    In 1984, Congress designated seven National Forest islands between Buckaloons Recreation Area and Tionesta as part of the National Wilderness Preservation System, to preserve vestiges of unique... more info
  • At The Woods Cabin and Campground

    (330) 385-2404 | http://www.atthewoodscabin.com
    610 Shaffer Road, Sigel, PA 15860

    Two bedroom cabin – fully equipped kitchen, fireplace, sleeps 10, TV/Dish, VCR/DVD, sun porches. Very nice primitive campsites available with restrooms and showers.
    more info
  • Austin Dam Memorial Park

    (814) 647-3318 | http://austindam.net/
    Austin Dam Memorial Park
    Route 872, Austin, PA 16720

    In September 1911, Pennsylvania experienced one of the worst disasters in history. Nearly 400 million gallons of water engulfed the town of Austin, destroying everything for 8 miles and 78 lives... more info
  • Bald Eagle State Park

    (814) 625-2775 | http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/findapark/baldeagle/index.htm
    149 Main Park Road, Howard, PA 16841

    The 5,900-acre Bald Eagle State Park is in the broad Bald Eagle Valley of north-central Pennsylvania. The 1,730-acre lake laps the flanks of Bald Eagle Mountain, surrounded by forests, fields and... more info
  • Bettum's Idlewood Family Campground

    (814) 362-1719
    299 Big Shanty Road, Lewis Run, PA 16738

    We offer year round camping on 46 Acres of some of the nicest wooded land available in McKean County, Pennsylvania. Large wooded and open sites. Amenities include septic, city water, electric and... more info
  • Black Moshannnon State Park

    (814) 342-5960 | http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/findapark/blackmoshannon/
    4216 Beaver Road, Philipsburg, PA 16866

    Black Moshannon State Park covers 3,394 acres of forests and wetlands that provide recreational opportunities for thousands of visitors. The park conserves unique, natural environments and is in... more info
  • Campers Paradise Campground & Cabins

    (814) 752-2393 | http://www.campersparadise.net
    37 Steele Drive, Sigel, PA 15860

    Wooded RV & tent sites, cabins with private hot tubs. Pool, gift shop, outdoor supplies, & scheduled summer activities. Open all year. Route 949, 3 miles north of Sigel. New "Wild Wild West... more info
  • Cherry Springs State Park

    (814) 435-5010 | http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/findapark/cherrysprings/
    4639 Cherry Springs Road, Coudersport, PA 16901

    Darkest night skies in the east, where the Milky Way casts a shadow!

    Named for the large stands of black cherry trees, the 48-acre park is surrounded by the 262,000-acre Susquehannock State... more info
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